U's snap up Gunners midfielder

Craig Eastmond has become Colchester's first signing of the summer after agreeing a two-year deal with the League One club.

Last Updated: 20/05/13 at 17:33

Craig Eastmond (l): Colchester's first signing of the summer

Craig Eastmond (l): Colchester's first signing of the summer

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The midfielder spent two months on loan from Arsenal at the Weston Homes Community Stadium between September and November, scoring twice in 13 appearances before his stay was curtailed by a broken foot.

And U's boss Joe Dunne has wasted little time swooping for Eastmond after he was released by the Gunners at the end of the season.

The 22-year-old will officially become a Colchester player on July 1 when his contract at the Emirates Stadium expires.

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